• Due diligence on human rights and modern slavery
    Due diligence on human rights and modern slavery
    More business are addressing their human rights impacts. We support clients to develop policies, scope and assess risks, implement due diligence, design grievance mechanisms and report outcomes consistent with the UK Modern Slavery Act, the UNGPs and various reporting frameworks such as the CHRB.
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  • Risk assessments
    Risk assessments
    We rank countries and products on a variety of human rights risks using our exclusive methodology. We also compile detailed profiles on countries and sectors covering law and practice, labour markets, and key compliance risks benchmarked against buyer and investor codes. These are used by leading brands and financial institutions.
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  • Gender and development
    Gender and development
    We work with clients to promote gender equality in a wide range of industries, many of them male-dominated or with entrenched occupational segregation including manufacturing, transport, oil & gas, energy, construction and agribusiness.
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  • Wages in global supply chains
    Wages in global supply chains
    Wages are a central issue for our work - particularly the challenge of undersanding and implementing a living wage. We support MSIs and corporations to develop strategies that support sustainable improvements in supply chain wages.
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  • Ergon update
    Ergon update
    Keep up to date with our latest blogs, events, publications and our wide-ranging portfolio of projects covering infrastructure, extractives, agriculture, manufacturing, retail and finance.
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  • Latest blogs
    Latest blogs
    Recent blogs from Ergon include: lessons from Thai fisheries work; modern slavery and construction; labour reforms in Brazil,OECD due diligence guidance; prospects for business and human rights in Colombia.
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About Us

For more than ten years we have been supporting private and public sector organisations in promoting rights-based development, through investment, trade, commercial supply chains, development cooperation or advocacy. The value of our work lies in translating standards and principles into practical advice and activities.

What we do

responsible supply chainhuman rights due diligence and impact assessments > Modern Slavery Act reportingtraining > toolkits > guidance > facilitation > research > emerging trendscase studies > investment relationships > workplace assessments > grievance management 


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    Will there be a business and human rights treaty? Lis Cunha looks at the prospects for an international treaty on business and human rights, which is back on the UN agenda.After years of wrangling, the possibility is once more emerging of an...
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    Modern Slavery statements: One year on It's a year since companies doing business in the UK were legally required to start making modern slavery statements. This new analysis looks at 150 recent statements to provide a snapshot of what...
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    Beyond Thailand: decent work in fishing Broad media coverage of forced labour and other abuses in the Thai fishing sector has led to much soul-searching among brands and a range of initiatives. However, as Brett Dodge explains, it is also...
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    OECD explores gold standard for supply chain due diligence The OECD has recently published a hefty new addition to the canon of guidance available on due diligence on human rights. Aimed specifically at Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector the...
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    Gender equality projects: Update for IWD 2017 At Ergon, we know that progress towards gender equality means being bold: engaging different views, questioning preconceptions, and finding innovative ways to spur real change for women within and...

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